Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Field Hockey)

LAST UPDATE: February 22nd, 2020


What is “Shooting Percentage”?

Shooting percentage is a hockey player’s percentage of shots that are goals.

A higher shooting percentage is a sign of a player that frequently scores for each shot on goal they take.

It is used in other sports with a goalie such as ice hockey, soccerlacrosse, and water polo.

Formula – How to calculate shooting percentage

Shooting Percentage = Goals Scored ÷ Shots on Goal

  • A “goal” is a shot that goes in the net. Include empty net goals. Do not include goals from a shootout.
  • A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots) and shots that miss the net (missed shots). Do not include shots in a shootout. Include empty net shots.


A player makes 78 shots on goal and in that time scores 22 goals.

22 goals ÷ 78 shots = 0.282.

This player’s shooting percentage is 0.282, or 28.2%

Frequently Asked Questions

What is “Sh%” in Field Hockey?

SH% stands for “Shooting Percentage.” It is the percentage of shots that count as goals

How do you calculate shooting percentage in field hockey?

Divide the number of goals by the number of shots on net. Do not include missed shots (including shots that hit the goalpost) and shots blocked by a non-goalie player.

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